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Favorite Oscar 2012 Jewelry Looks on the Red Carpet
Posted on February 27, 2012
 It's our favorite sport -- Red Carpet live tweeting while we swoon or curse from the jewelry choices. Sure, most women look for the clothes but for us - it's the rocks. Or lack of them that keeps me going all night. This year's Red Carpet had enough to keep me going -- and of course there were enough naked necks to make me mad. But here are some of our favorite looks. I tried to find more, really I did. Hats off to www.JustJared.com for always having the photos and credits super fast. We clipped most of these images from him -- with much thanks and total props.       My Favorite look for it's brazen fun of it all ... Busy Philipps chose these Irene Neuwirth boulder opal earrings for her fun on the red carpet supporting her pal Michelle Williams. I... Read More
Vivienne Westwood Designs a new Palladium Jewels Collection & Debuts in Los Angeles
Posted on March 31, 2011
The Palladium Alliance has been busy gearing up for another round of super promotions for their cool, white metal. And when they start promotin' they do it in style! Their first initiative in their two-year promo campaign was to work with British fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood. Dame Vivienne to you and me. The collection was shown to the press two weeks ago but officially launched yesterday in her new flagship store in West Hollywood. The party was a celeb-filled smash but the jewels were just as fabulous. We can't wait to see them in person. They're a walk on the wild side ... with tamer pieces to follow. Read all about it on The HuffingtonPost.com:   images captured from HuffingtonPost.com -- read all about the party there.... Read More
Oscar Jewelry Trends: Yay for Color, Boo for Quantity
Posted on March 1, 2011
It was a very reserved night for the Oscar watching JewelryFanatics. Many took to Twitter for their own live twitter stream (#oscarjewelry) to see the jewels the minute they hit the red carpet. Oooh, the glamour. Oooh, the amazing designs. Many of us were still waiting by the time the carpet was rolled up. But there were some highlights, and here are my favorites and links to some great jewelry bloggers for their round ups.   Natalie Portman in ruby beaded tassels by Tiffany.     Marisa Tomei in Van Cleef & Arpels earrings   Anne Hathaway in Tiffany diamonds     Jennifer Hudson in her favorite Neil Lane diamonds.     Amy Adams' Cartier emerald and diamond wrap necklace and a 30.75-carat carved emerald and diamond... Read More
Neil Lane Debuts Bridal Line with Kay Jewelers
Posted on July 20, 2010
Celebrated jewelry designer Neil Lane and Kay Jewelers today announce the launch of Neil Lane Bridal™, a collection of 36 vintage-inspired engagement and wedding rings. Each ring is designed by Neil Lane and hand crafted, assembled, and finished by skilled artisans, with diamonds that were hand selected by Kay, said the press release. “We are thrilled to launch the new Neil Lane Bridal collection at Kay Jewelers,” said Mark Light, President and CEO, Kay Jewelers. “Partnering with Neil Lane, we have created a one-of-a-kind bridal collection for our Kay customers that reflects Neil’s immense talent for intricate design and passion for style and glamour.” The Neil Lane Bridal collection features 36 engagement and wedding rings, grouped in the following themes:... Read More
Who deserves to be a Design Star?
Posted on July 12, 2010
I can't get this article out of my mind: it published weeks ago but I keep thinking about it. Being in the business of helping designers -- both newcomers and those that have arrived -- I ruminate on the topic a lot.The New York Times' Eric Wilson covered the glamorous and self-promoting 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards event on June 7th. The tenor of the article is "who deserves stardom?" And it addresses the age old tug of war between talent and fame; longevity vs. newness.                    He writes: It is, after all, hard to say who has real talent and staying power or merely the ability to sell themselves effectively, which is why, at the Council of Fashion Designers of... Read More
Oscar Bling — Jewelry on the Academy Awards Red Carpet 2010
Posted on March 8, 2010
Ho-hum. I'm sorry but the jewelry was so boring, overall. There were like 3 necklaces. Lots of great diamond cuffs. LOTS and lots of smallish earrings and just a few standouts. You can miss the sparkle all together unless you looked hard. A waste of insurance riders and security guards in my opinion.Bravo Mariah, Sarah Jessica Parker and Queen Latifah. Thank you Helen Mirren and Kate Winslet. Mariah Carey is my Red Carpet Hero for her outrageous diamond earrings!!! And the brooch at her waist.  Amanda Seyfried in big cuffs... at least you can see them from the cheap seats! Kate Winslet in $2.5 million yellow diamond necklace by Tiffany & Co. Cameron Diaz in priceless white gold and diamond ring from the Cartier Private Archive collection.  Cartier... Read More
Jewelry Designers at the Grammys – Glitter and Rock
Posted on February 1, 2010
I would never have guessed that the Grammy's was going to win Best Jewels on the Red Carpet. After last week's oh so somber SAG Award outfits the ladies really turned it out tonight. I saw MORE amazing jewels than the last two combined, it seems.BIG diamond openwork cuffs and long glimmering earrings won the night. The most popular dress color seemed to be white/silver and the good jewels were out in force. Seems like Lorraine Schwartz is everyone's favorite gal but for a change I saw some other names, too. Yup, the Grammy's are my new favorite Red Carpet. Everyone looked GLAMAZONish and fantastic! Miley Cyrus shines on the red carpet in Herve Leger at the 2010 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Sunday (January 31) in Los Angeles.jewelry by Lorraine... Read More
Platinum Guild International USA Strengthens Operations in New York
Posted on December 29, 2009
Platinum Guild International USA (PGI-USA) announced that it will consolidate bi-coastal operations and transfer key executives to New York in early 2010, in a move to focus operations and personnel in one location. PGI USA President, Huw Daniel, and Senior Vice President, Jenny Luker will be re-locating to New York in the New Year – as will Manager of Retail Relations, Kristyn Beausoleil and CFO, Roger Quigley.PGI USA President, Huw Daniel, commented, “By bringing operations into one office, PGI will be better able to serve the growing needs of the platinum jewelry industry."  Daniel noted “platinum is experiencing its lowest premium over gold for many years, making it a great value purchase for the consumer.”PGI also announced the following staff... Read More
Jewelry worn at the 2009 Primetime Emmys – a score card (in progress!)
Posted on September 21, 2009
Not all reports are in but here's what I could find Monday morning after the 2009 Primetime Emmys.Please feel free to add more in the comments area and I'll update the list. Hope I got it all correct; I scoured the 'net this morning using info from www.stylelist.com and www.instyle.com, mostly. The list was later confirmed by a press release for the Platinum Guild which listed 24 stars who wore platinum jewels. Style Expert Michael O'Connor is the platinum star of the Red Carpet.This is the score card thus far ... wish I saw more of my favorite designers but I do understand the hollywood buzz machine. At least we can say that shoulder duster earrings, big cuffs and one large knucklebuster rings were the winners last night. For the "year of the statement... Read More
QVC Sterling Designer Preview Event – inperson AND on TV
Posted on August 26, 2009
Guess I never thought about it since I'm too far away but I think it's cool to actually go to QVC to meet the designers and watch the tapings. This Friday is a BIG day for them ... the Sterling Designer Event with so many key designers and the meet and greet is on Friday Aug. 28th at 7:00 to 8:30 PM ET. The shows start with Robert Lee Morris at midnight  --  here's a link to the whole schedule.I hear Robert will be given a very special award by the Silver Institute during his show. I'll be cheering from my couch!The roster of designers includes some of our friends and favorites like the team at Anthony Nak, Elizabeth Rand, Elizabeth Showers, Barbara Bixby, Carolyn Pollack, Seidengang and so many more.Guess I'll be watching QVC all weekend!Go to... Read More
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